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At last, a federal district court in Louisiana has put Liability Medicare Set-Asides on the map. On January 5, the Federal Western District Court of Louisiana entered an order on Big R Towing, Inc. v. Benoit, concluding that, in order to take Medicare’s interest into account in this Jones Act liability case, David Wayne Benoit will set aside $52,500 from the settlement proceeds for payment of future medical benefits arising out of the injuries alleged in this lawsuit.

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